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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 256–258.
Published: 01 August 2000
...ANNA MAE DUANE MARIANNE NOBLE, The Masochistic Pleasures of Sentimental Literature (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000), pp. 240, cloth, $55.00, paper, $18.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2000 2000 An Uneasy Union: Pain, Pleasure, and Power in American...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 5–27.
Published: 01 May 2000
... . Williams , Raymond . The Country and the City . New York: Oxford UP, 1973 . Yeazell , Ruth Bernard . “The Boundaries of Mansfield Park.” Representations 7 ( 1984 ): 133 –52. Austen's Powers: Engaging With Adam Smith in Debates About Wealth...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 85–103.
Published: 01 May 2021
... introduces us to “the General,” a fictionalized version of Siyad Barre, who ruled Somalia from 1969 to 1991. Like Barre's, the General's power exemplifies what Achille Mbembe calls “necropolitics,” or “the contemporary subjugation of life to the power of death.” The General's necropower manifests, peculiarly...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 474–481.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of Hardy's status as a “pastoral” author. “Pastoral” is a major concept in contemporary theory because of Michel Foucault's arguments about the emergence of this form of power as one of the basic elements of Western modernity, but it can be easy to forget how directly Foucault links pastoral power to its...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 210–225.
Published: 01 August 2018
...-interest should be understood as an emergent form of biopolitical organization, one in which sovereign power operates by compelling individual agential choices in relation to the preservation of life. In conclusion, I turn to the popular “ticking-time-bomb” torture scenario in order to elucidate something...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 May 2021
..., political theorists, and literary critics tend to agree that the novel reflects and consolidates these institutional rubrics, but this reading shows that outsider demands for legal remedy pose a unique threat to institutional political power. Copyright © 2021 by Novel, Inc. 2021 Pamela...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 113–130.
Published: 01 May 2022
... the contemporary African literary novel, as a form, registers a response to the historical degradation of Black lives under the colonial matrix of power, which, while often sympathetic with the analytic framework of Black Lives Matter, does not always cohere with it. Reading a broad range of texts , the essay...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 180–199.
Published: 01 August 2022
... revolutionising of production, [and] uninterrupted disturbance of all social conditions.” The scarcity-inflected narrative apparatus privileges personal volition—individual choices that lead to specific outcomes—over collective or systemic determinations, a distinction key to the coercive social power of scarcity...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 196–206.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., & so on …”) when she determined to use the writing for her novel to conceive the new forms of power that crystallized during the 1930s as fascism intensified across Europe. Whereas critics tend to regard Three Guineas as the lucid statement of that which The Years allegedly could not articulate, I...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 400–409.
Published: 01 November 2009
... and do partake of an “Indianness” that is deemed authentic and powerful as long as they are understood to be committed to the Indian nation and her people from within or from afar. In Markandaya's case, I argue that after the global success of her first novel, Nectar in a Sieve (1954), her refusal to put...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 38–46.
Published: 01 May 2010
... that ends, in On Liberty (1859), with Mill's idea that the insidious and invasive powers of the social realm may be circumvented by taking refuge, and taking pleasure, in text-based intimacy, an intimacy that allows others' thoughts and feelings to be present as representations. For Mill, public persuasive...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 467–473.
Published: 01 November 2009
... (and the Domestication of the Savage Mind); the road through the forest as a symbol of writing and its power; and the solitary man, shut up in a closet, who attends to a disembodied voice but is distracted by noises from outside as a metonym for the experience of reading. While Achebe expresses a deep ambivalence about...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 297–303.
Published: 01 August 2009
...William A. Cohen Among the many elements that divert the nineteenth-century novel's plot and characters from achieving their ends—and thus keep such narratives moving—envy occupies a special place. Envy is so psychologically powerful that it often threatens not only to irretrievably derail...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 311–317.
Published: 01 August 2009
...: that “self-moving substance which is Subject” in the “shape of money .” For such a reading, the novel is thus to be grasped by critical theory as expressive of what Henri Lefebvre describes as a “predominance of the abstract in modern art [that] accompanies the extension of … the unlimited power of money...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 78–82.
Published: 01 May 2010
... first by discussing what it calls “commodity origin” scenes in Émile Zola, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Richard Powers, a genre that like the epic simile interrupts the action to provide background knowledge. Second, it reflects on the famous first sentence of Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 332–336.
Published: 01 August 2009
... or culturally powerful at any given historical moment, it is necessary to look at the culture surrounding the production of that novel, and to do so in a way that takes into account the historical conditions that produced or made possible that particular cultural configuration. The modernist novel was perfectly...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 November 2009
... and domesticity that usually underpin the Victorian novel. The essay concludes by suggesting that the expansive length of Bleak House makes it more successful than many recent attempts at capturing the complexity and power of networked social experience, and it ends with the contention that Dickens merges...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 184–188.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Michael Wood This essay is a study of a mischievous but powerful theory of fiction elaborated in different ways by Fielding and Cervantes. It rests on a suspicion of history that is also a longing for history. Fiction, these writers suggest, tells truths history cannot tell—because it is willing...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 202–220.
Published: 01 August 2012
... Love's Joe Rose, Atonement s Briony Tallis, and Solars Michael Beard, for example, fail not because they rely on their fundamental beliefs about the world but because they do not see that those beliefs are just as contestable and uncertain as the views they reject. Their “immodesty” lies in the power...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 221–237.
Published: 01 August 2012
... to the political situation after the collapse of the Twin Towers. Tracing the relation between the literary imagination and the socioeconomic and geopolitical conditions for literary production after 9/11, the essay argues that while both novels do important cultural work in pondering the power and the limits...